Ike! Ina-chuu Takkyuubu


The Ping-Pong Club

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Alternative Titles

English: The Ping-Pong Club
Synonyms: Go! Ina Junior High Ping-Pong Club
Japanese: 行け! 稲中卓球部

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 6, 1995 to Sep 28, 1995
Premiered: Spring 1995
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: Central Park Media
Studios: Studio Hibari
Source: Manga
Genres: ComedyComedy, EcchiEcchi, SchoolSchool, SportsSports
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity

Statistics

Score: 7.551 (scored by 38733,873 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #14232
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Popularity: #4383
Members: 14,312
Favorites: 126
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Synopsis

When the Inaho Junior High Ping-Pong Club grows apathetic about an upcoming tournament, their new manager, Kyoko Iwashita, boosts their morale with something they cannot refuse—a "sex pass," a voucher that grants the best player on the team unadulterated access to her body for a whole month. This is just one of many ways that this peculiar ping-pong club exceeds the realm of normalcy.

Among the Ping-Pong Club's six members, Maeno proves to be the most troublesome, discovering bizarre ways to distract the team each day. With the others contributing to these mischievous acts, Takeda—the captain of the club—tries his hardest to put up with the team's antics. But when popular vice-captain Yuusuke Kinoshita is being swept away by girls, he instead finds himself receiving support from the stern but resilient manager, Kyoko.

With the ever-present risk of their team being dissolved, Takeda and his friends find themselves having to overcome numerous obstacles. While Maeno often appears to put the club in jeopardy, it is usually he who devises schemes that are just so crazy that they have a chance of working. Can Maeno and his ludicrous stunts help his team persevere, or will they continue to just be a nuisance to the Ping-Pong Club?

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Background

Ike! Ina-chuu Takkyuubu consists of 26 episodes; however, each episode is divided into two 12-minute segments, leading some streaming services to partition the show into 52 episodes. This occurs on the DVD releases as well, although the North American release confused certain two-part episodes, with its episode count at 47. The DVD set consists of five uniquely-named volumes, with certain episodes appearing on their own respective discs.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Staff

Takahashi, Yukio
Episode Director, Storyboard
Tomita, Sukehiro
Script, Series Composition, Planning


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Opening Theme

#1: "shanimuni SHEIKU! SHEIKU!" by Switch
#2: "man-in densha hitomebore" by Switch
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Ending Theme

#1: "itsu ni natte mo itsu made mo" by The Zip Guns
#2: "booing" by Sakura Uehara



Sep 7, 2007
Polaris (All reviews)
Ping Pong Club is the most twisted and perverted comedy ever with the funniest characters and situations ever... and i'm not kidding... it can also be considered as a cornerstone of exagerated/ecchi/comedy/schoolkids animes that would follow, like Green Green and even Great Teacher Onizuka.

Animation:
The animation is not well mannered and without any cute intentions, even crappy... strange, after i called it that i still gave it a high grade, yes i did because that crappy animation gives it that funny feeling.. it just perfectly blends with the mood and the characters... I mean did you see their faces? the guys look like a bunch of read more
Feb 29, 2008
Runaway28 (All reviews)
Ping Pong Club is one of those series that turns your mind upside down. Right about the first five minutes, where you lay your eyes on the characters and how they behave, you will immediately have a notion of what to expect for the rest of the series. And this is where you make a choice. You can choose to preserve your sanity and perfectly normal IQ level or go down that crazy roller coaster that is this series.Needless to say that you already know what turn I've taken. And I don't regret it, far from it. PPC is the perfect metaphor for all the read more
Jun 1, 2016
konakona495 (All reviews)
Ping-Pong Club is a path, a path you should take with an open mind and not because you've enjoyed Ping-Pong the Animation.

A path could not exist without any obstacles; don't let the first few series to fend you off.
You will encounter the worst imaginable and very perverted, eight-grade type of humour combined with crappy animation and little no storyline.

You just wait.

Ping-Pong is the only title where you will laugh about the farting jokes for 26 series straight, regardless of your education, background or social status.
Ping-Pong is the only title with absolutely realistic school girl and absolutely anime-cliche school girl sitting together in one read more
Jan 8, 2012
Caeryx (All reviews)
First of all I would like to say, I never really expected this anime to be that great. However, I was pleasantly surprised. Here's why...

At some point a while ago, I got rather bored of watching the regular series that I tend to watch. Not for the fact that what I was watching I thought was bad- but I wanted to step into a darker territory of anime that I hadn't experienced. So what I did was, I googled "worst anime ever"... Somehow, I managed to find this... This hilarious yet unbelievably crap masterpiece that had been panned elsewhere on the net as being really read more

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